Stephen’s Tension

I hope everyone’s Christmas was grand and safe. Here in Minnesota it was an odd day of weather that at times was a bit dodgy. Since getting to the twin cities it has been an interesting series of up and down events. My grandmother, my mom’s mom, has taken a bad turn. She’s been declining…

4 Lessons from Ignatius

I bet by the title of this post you thought I was going to talk about the Monk Knight of the Basque. Well sorry, it’s pretty much about my dog. Did you know that, my dog’s name is Ignatius? Iggy we call him. Let me tell you, I am not sure if any other living…

Rooted

We used to call my grandmother the “Scottish Gypsy.” To those in the UK, you probably don’t think that’s endearing, in our family it was high praise. Born in Michigan, she was one of the first female Marines a nurse on the east coast during the war. After she got married, to a rail of…

Calling…

I’ve been trying to take time to think about what the differences are between calling and vocation, every time I get into it I feel pulled back to my own situation with all of it’s emotion, this big move to the UK. The worry and anxiety creep their way in and I can’t help but…